SUZANNE SPUNNER, born in Dromana, Victoria in 1951, is a writer and creator of innovative theatre. She was a founding member of Home Cooking Theatre Company, for which she wrote Not Still Lives, Running Up a Dress, The Accompanist, Edna for the Garden and Safe ‘n’ Sound. In 1987 she moved to Darwin and formed Paradise Productions, for which she wrote and designed. She was the recipient of Fellowships from the Literature Board of the Australian Council in 1988, 1991 and 1994. Both Dragged Screaming to Paradise and The Ingkata’s Wife were highly commended by the Jessie Litchfield Award for Northern Territory Literature. She is noted for the feminist slant to her work.